Ted Capel’s Coca-Cola Goose Stuffed with Cheese

Easy no-fail Goose breast recipe

If you’re a waterfowl hunter, you may have goose or duck breasts in the freezer waiting impatiently for a special recipe. “Hey, you shot me, now eat me.”

Since ducks and geese can be difficult to prepare for discerning pallets, here’s a recipe that’s amazingly simple to prepare and grill. Ted Capel was kind enough to share his turkey hunting expertise with the Mason Dixon Outdoor Writers at a past convention and brought along several Canada goose breasts as an appetizer. The results were unanimous… yum!

  • First, separate the breasts into halves and make a slit in each so
    Coca Cola
    Coke makes a perfectly fine game meat marinade. Really.

    that it can be stuffed with cheese after marinating.

  • Next, place the breast halves in a Ziploc bag and marinate in Coca-Cola for 24 hours. Be sure that the slits are open to allow the marinade to penetrate the interior of the breast.

Why the Coca-Cola?  It’s an old deer camp trick, when you don’t have much in the cupboard, and it’s quite effective.  Marinating in coke can give game meat a nice touch of sweetness, and if cooked right will carmalize nice on the grill.

  • This step also has a secret ingredient.  Helluva good cheese dip.  You can make your own cheese dip with cream cheese and spices, but just trust us on this one.

    Cheese Dip
    Trust us, try a cheese dip, Jalapeno, or Ranch or otherwise.
  • Remove and stuff with Heluva Good spicy cheese and close with toothpicks.
  • Wrap each breast with bacon and grill at medium heat until the bacon is done to a crisp, which usually means the breast meat is rare-to-medium.  Don’t cook the bacon too fast or the goose will be underdone.  You want the goose to be a slight pink, don’t overcook  – you want to be just at medium done.
  • Slice and serve with your favorite beverage.

“I’ve eaten a lot of goose in my life and this is the best,” said one participant. Three Canadian goose breasts lasted about ten minutes.

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